You are doing the right thing, so why isn’t it easier?
Aren’t the right things supposed just flow?
Don’t the planets just align when you figure out what you really should be doing?
I’ve heard some of these questions from my clients. They finally get clear on who they are, what they believe, how they want to operate in the world, what they expect from others, etc.
They start taking action that is in alignment with all of those things. They start speaking up where they kept quiet before. They invest their time in new activities that will help them finally accomplish goals they truly care about. They start connecting with new people in an effort to learn and grow.
And some people don’t like it. Team members resist and maybe even revolt. They lose relationships they never thought they would lose.
Why? If it’s the right thing, why all the chaos?
Well, they have been doing a lot of work, but that doesn’t mean all the people around them have been doing the work. Like grooves in a record (y’all remember what a record is right?), they have created grooves in their relationships with people and now that they are shifting in a new direction, they have to create new grooves. Give everyone around you time to catch up with where you’re at. This takes time.
So, when doing the right thing is harder than you expect it to be, remember to stay the course. Give yourself time to create new grooves in the record of your life, business and relationships. Eventually, things will get smoother.